- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A search for a missing toddler in central Georgia ended when his body was found in Lake Sinclair.

Baldwin County Coroner John Gonzalez said 20-month-old child was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before noon Wednesday.

The Union-Recorder of Milledgeville reports that the parents told authorities the child had wandered away from home without their knowledge, prompting sheriff’s deputies to begin a search of the area Wednesday morning.

Baldwin County sheriff’s Maj. Scott Deason said one of the searchers spotted the toddler, who was unresponsive when pulled from the water.

Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massee tells The Telegraph of Macon that deputies tried their best to do CPR and resuscitate the child, but those efforts were unsuccessful.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The child’s name wasn’t released.

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